Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Local beach clean-up organizer goes big!

Check out the new web-site from our local beach clean up organizer, Greg Player,, especially the 'ways to get involved' page. Well done Greg - keep up the good work! It's amazing how a single driving force can achieve so much. See you at the next clean-up.

Monday, 15 July 2013

18th July is Mandela Day!

Celebrate Mandela Day on 18 July with SANCCOB saves seabirds by volunteering your 67 minutes at our annual beach clean-up at Lagoon Beach, Milnerton (Cape Town). See event for more details: Hope to see you there!

Monday, 8 July 2013

Zanzibar Clean-up!

In the space of 1 year Paje, a small village on the SE coast of Zanzibar has gone from this:

To this...

Yes, its the same piece of land; unbelievable isn't it? I don't know who is responsible for the clean-up, but I'm grateful to whoever you are! If this can be achieved in a poor village on an island off the coast of Africa, then why not everywhere!!!

Friday, 5 July 2013

10 Tips to Reduce, Re-use & Recycle - tip #10

And Last But Not Least...

Set an example to others and encourage your family & friends to help. Plastics are not themselves the problem. They are useful and popular materials which are here to stay. The problem is the excessive use of plastics for single use purposes, together with careless disposal. Don't be a part of the problem, but take action to become part of the solution.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

10 Tips to Reduce, Re-use & Recycle - Tip #9

Tip #9

OK, we've concentrated a lot on the reduce and recycle part, but what about the re-use? Here's a few good examples:
  • Re-use any plastic pot with a lid to store screws, nails, coloured chalk or any bits and bobs;
  • Fill empty plastic bottles with water, freeze and use as a cooler in your cooler box or picnic basket;
  • Punch holes in the bottom of old yogurt pots to plant seeds or seedlings.
Get creative and see what else you can come up with!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

10 Tips to Reduce, Re-use & Recycle - Tip #8

Tip #8

    `Zappit in the Zibi Bin'
    At the beach, in the park or in any public space, use the bins provided. If there is no bin or if they're chock-a-block full, then contact the local authority responsible and lodge a complaint. Alternatively, take your litter back home with you!